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John Bauer

Program 36: The Life of Charles Blandin, Part 2: Sanborn, MN

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

Fathom Lane

Fathom Lane returns to northern Minnesota for Northern Community Radio's first Centerstage Minnesota concert of the season at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids this week. Michael Ferrier, the band's songwriter and lead singer says they'll be "reaching deep" as they perform a longer show than usual. It's an opportunity to hear the full spectrum of the journey Fathom Lane has been on for several years.

Brian Jarvi

This Saturday evening, Grand Rapids-based and world-renowned artist Brian Jarvi will unveil his latest work, a 32 foot long arc that includes more than 200 African animal species and a single man.  The public is invited to attend the event that begins at 6pm with hors d'voeures followed by a presentation, a film and ultimately the unveiling of the masterpiece.   The Reif Center marks the first stop for the massive installation that will continue on tour across the country.

from MinnPost
Pool/Leila Navidi/Star Tribune

At the end of the last MN Legislative session Governor Mark Dayton did something no governor has done before.  Many before him have vetoed bills, line-item vetoed elements of omnibus bills....but none have vetoed the budget of the Legislature in general. 

It's caused quite a stir that can be difficult to understand, that's why we called in Minn Post reporter Briana Bierschbach to help us make heads or tails of it. 

www.timberjay.com

Each Friday morning Marshall Helmberger tells us some of the stories his newspaper, the Timberjay, has been covering.  The lead story this week is about a man from Nett Lake who found his grandfather's manuscript and published it.  It's called "Savage Ancestors" and was probably written in the 1930s.  Marshall also tells us about the Governor Mark Dayton's trip to Ely to talk water quality. 

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